Topics > Retail and Markets
Maggie Feuchter | November 16, 2009
Frequently, I find my job requires loads of creativity - and paper - in order to find a solution for any given project. The funny part about this is that the end result of these projects are all websites, which conversely, are what allow for "green" alternatives for otherwise traditionally paper-based services, like newspapers, bank statement delivery, and bill paying.
Scott Ballum | November 11, 2009
This past Saturday night, I was lucky enough to be a part of an amazing community event in the South Park neighborhood of San Diego. Though their businesses approach social and environmental issues in very different ways, five unique endeavors came together for one really fun night, each contributing in their own ways and engaging with their community.
Maggie Feuchter | October 19, 2009
Last week, I participated in the New York Thursday night activity of gallery hopping. This time, though, I wasn't solely tempted by the prospect of free booze mixed with incredible people watching and taking in a well-known artist's new work. Instead, I faced an unseasonably blustery and bitter October night to witness, and even participate in, good old fashioned bartering.
Scott Ballum | October 12, 2009
Here's a dilemma many if us can relate to: I have an idea (a really, really good idea) that is going to make the world sound, look, smell, taste, be a better place. And it's going to take some exact dollar amount which is about exactly more than I have access to to get it started. A few more dollars here and there ain't gonna cut it. I need that exact dollar amount or this idea that could revolutionize the world just isn't going to happen... an usually, it doesn't.
Scott Ballum | October 7, 2009
The idea of skill sharing is one dear to our hearts, so we were excited to hear about this weekend's Brooklyn Skillshare at the Gowanus Studio Space.
Scott Ballum | September 27, 2009
Kylie Harper is not a bull-horns, marches, and rallies kind of activist. Not that she has any qualms about organizing her team to hit the streets to take down major corporations, she just does it with a soft voice - and aims for a soft underbelly. When we met up in the cafe of the Housing Works Used Bookstore in Soho, her first words were a softly amazed "I've got to sign this place up."
Scott Ballum | March 15, 2009
"Wait a minute... where are you?" — It's the day before my 31st birthday, and my brother is calling me to wish me well and to catch up. It's been a few weeks, maybe months, since we've talked this time, and though we have a vague notion of what's going on in each other's lives, the daily specifics are often unknown—or more interestingly, filtered through our parents.
Scott Ballum | March 10, 2009
Amidst the debate over the multi-billion dollar bottled water industry (is it really a debate anymore?), rises another complication in our consumer relationship to water: sure, you’re bringing your own Kleen Kanteen, but how much water was used to make that? Or the jeans you’re wearing, never mind the burger you had for lunch?
Scott Ballum | February 25, 2009
Competition? Mergers? Supply and demand? Find our what’s cooking at the Food Court. These are the kind of directions you’ll find as you make your way through the Saturday Morning Cartoons style website You Are Here, created by the Federal Trade Commission to teach kids how marketing and advertising are influencing the way they shop.
| September 18, 2008
Millions of Americans work for poverty-level wages, and one day Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that any job equals a better life. But how can anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 to $7 an hour?